Why NYDesigns Hardware Accelerator?
The NYDesigns Hardware Accelerator provides early-stage hardware entrepreneurs with access to prototyping facilities, light industrial manufacturing space to build, assemble and distribute products, and an expert team of investors, mentors and manufacturers. Our ecosystem of hardware and design professionals understand the commitment it takes to launch a hardware product into the hands of customers. Participants receive access to a dedicated desk per person (2-3) during the duration of the three-month program and access to the NYDesigns FabLab. We are one of New York City’s largest coworking and makerspaces at 30,000 sq feet. NYDesigns’ 17 residents span diverse industries from healthcare, additive manufacturing, entertainment, advertising, consumer goods, and industrial nonprofits. Our residents have raised over $115 million in investor capital over the last 13 years. NYDesigns residents gain direct access to mentors and investors of the New York City hardware and tech community. The NYDesigns Hardware Accelerator recruits companies from around the world and have the opportunity to work in NYC for three months while scaling or launching their product into the marketplace.
Application Open: May 21, 2019
Application Close: August 22, 2019 [Late applicants can email Desiree Frieson]
Final Acceptance: September 3, 2019
Cohort Launch: September 16, 2019
Demo Day: December 16, 2019